Visual arts

Visual arts

Our arts programme, hosted in the Institute's Brancuși Hall, presents significant names and trends in Romanian arts of all generations and in all eras. With the support of the RCI, Romanian artists also exhibit in well-known museums and galleries in and outside London. Our art programmes include design, fashion and architecture - hence extending beyond traditional boundaries. Among our partners in the arts are major institutions such as Tate Modern, Tate Britain, Victoria & Albert Museum, Camden Arts Centre, Royal Academy of Art, London Festival of Architecture and Design.

Ioan Nemțoi: A Glass Odyssey

Ioan Nemțoi: A Glass Odyssey

RCI’s Brâncuşi Gallery at 1 Belgrave Square shines a spotlight on glass for a special exhibition signed by Ioan Nemțoi, one of Romania’s most acclaimed contemporary artists. Often called ‘the Brâncuşi that works in glass’, the artist will inaugurate the exhibition with a talk about the transformation of...

08/11/2018 @ Romanian Cultural Institute, 1 Belgrave Square, SW1X8PH

Events archive

Ivan Gallery at Sunday Art Fair

Ivan Gallery at Sunday Art Fair

Romanian contemporary art is featured at this year’s Sunday Art Fair, one of London’s most exciting venues for new and emerging talent, through the participation of Ivan Gallery in Bucharest. Just a few minutes away from Frieze, the fair – now in its ninth year – opens its doors annually to artists from all over the...

04 - 07/10/2018 @ Ambika P3, University of Westminster, 35 Marylebone Road, London NW1 5LS
Romanian Photographer Oana Stoian Captures ‘Another Europe’

Romanian Photographer Oana Stoian Captures ‘Another Europe’

We are delighted to be part of EUNIC London’s ‘Another Europe’, an engaging open-air photographic exhibition reflecting on aspects of culture that are slowly disappearing. The project brings together 28 photographers from each EU member state, including Romanian Oana Stoian, who were commissioned to capture these aspects of...

12/07 - 09/08/2018 @ King’s Cross area – along King’s Boulevard and Pancras Square, London.
'The Transylvania Florilegium': exhibition and book

'The Transylvania Florilegium': exhibition and book

We are delighted to announce that, due to popular demand, the 'Transylvania Florilegium' exhibition and book display have reopened in our gallery and will run throughout the whole months of July and August. Visiting hours: 10am - 5pm, Mon - Fri. Due to limited staff availability in the summer months, grateful if the visitors could...

02/07 - 31/08/2018 @ RCI London
A Century of Romanian Architecture

A Century of Romanian Architecture

“Architecture is inhabited sculpture.” – Constantin Brâncuși What are the forms, highlights, influences and doctrines that have shaped Romanian architecture in the 20th century? Urbanist Radu Pervolovici (Meta Cultural Foundation, Bucharest) and Dr. Shona McArthur Kallestrup (University of St Andrews) join...

13/06/2018 @ Romanian Cultural Institute, 1 Belgrave Square, SW1X8PH
Exquisite Romanian Art Books at Tate Modern

Exquisite Romanian Art Books at Tate Modern

We are proud to support, for the third year in a row, Romania’s participation at Offprint London (18-20 May), one of Britain’s largest art publishing fairs, which brings together at Tate Modern artists and publishers from all over the globe. The Romanian display of art books, curated by art historian Alina Șerban, will feature a...

18 - 20/05/2018 @ Tate Modern – Turbine Hall, Bankside, London SE1 9TG
100 Years of Art in Masterpieces: Going East

100 Years of Art in Masterpieces: Going East

As the Centenary Year 1918-2018, celebrating 100 years since the creation of Greater Romania, is about to commence, we look back at a century of visual arts triumphs through the greatest collection of Romanian masters ever to have been on display on the banks of the Thames. Set up by Lavacow Bucharest with the support of the Romanian Cultural...

26/10/2017 @ Romanian Cultural Institute, 1 Belgrave Square, SW1X8PH
The Annual Salon of UK-based Romanian Artists

The Annual Salon of UK-based Romanian Artists

The third edition of our 'Annual Salon of UK-based Romanian Artists' showcases the vibrancy and formal diversity of an ambitious creative medley: Alexandra Larion, Călina Lefter, Ana Maria Morar, Doina Moss and Adeline Timiş.   Alexandra Larion is a Romanian artist living in London. After having pursued a...

28/09 - 16/10/2017 @ Romanian Cultural Institute London, 1 Belgrave Square, SW1X 8PH
Arts and Crafts at Transylvania’s Bánffy Castle

Arts and Crafts at Transylvania’s Bánffy Castle

The ARTEC exhibition, set up by Transylvania Trust Foundation in conjunction with the Bánffy Castle in Romania, opens at the RCI London as part of a series of events highlighting the remarkable conservation and restoration efforts which, throughout time, have revealed the amazing architectural heritage of Romania. The ARTEC...

18/09/2017 @ Romanian Cultural Institute, 1 Belgrave Square, SW1X8PH
Spaces of Memory, Spaces of Heritage

Spaces of Memory, Spaces of Heritage

The London Festival of Architecture, a citywide celebration of international built environment, now in its 10th year, provides the perfect setting for a showcase of the finest conservation projects in Romania. The exhibition, which opens at the RCI gallery, is accompanied by a conversation with architect Vlad Sebastian Rusu, the...

21/06/2017 @ Romanian Cultural Institute, 1 Belgrave Square, London SW1X8PH
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